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kona welcome to a business see a large loop oil has been discovered in greece's tax system embezzled money amounts to twenty eight billion euros per year that's equal to fifteen percent of the troubled economies g.d.p. now the international monetary fund is blaming businessmen government officials and
even actors for neglecting to pay what they owe the country but apparently the fund believes it is impossible to return all of that money and suggests a write down fifty percent of it now while also adopting a law to automate the system deducting the from the embezzlers a bank account. of what's happening on the markets which we actually managed to show a bit earlier in the program or two steps forward one step back for russia is the ruble it has lost around three quarters of monday's gains versus both the dollar and the euro now on the russian stock markets it seems indeed not a creature was stirring not even a mouse as i said before russia traditionally celebrates christmas on the seventh of january so tuesday was a working day because it was pretty much the only market trading very little activity and thus a flat and mixed results but lukoil managed to gain a half a percent in the session now the company has managed to acquire the license for the
last of the major oil fields in russia the company paid one point seven billion dollars for the. field in west siberia the field which was discovered back in the soviet times has almost two hundred million tons of known oil reserves and therefore bears the status of a federal well field. russia's pipeline monopoly trans nafta has launched the final phase of the siberia pacific ocean oil pipeline it will now directly send oil from siberia to asia the multi-billion dollar project has worried the e.u. as it is a sign that russia is turning more towards the east in its energy strategy that's now talk to our correspondents but the public over so that you know why has this project taken so long to complete and because the first two phases i remember was
last more than three years ago wasn't. the right measure this is russia's largest infrastructure projects in the country is more than history it took transnet more than six years and more than five billion dollars to complete this pipeline now they expanded he asked he'll connect eastern siberia the oil fields abhay port on the pacific ocean it means that now russia increases or that spreads to asia one of the world's most dynamic markets now the you ask china and japan will be able to buy even more gas and they already are consuming most all of the story and more oil because they always are consuming most oil from here you know pipeline what the readers of the pipeline say the pickup profits of the pipeline will be increased to fifteen million tonnes a year in the near future that's from the current thirty million tons and that's
actually will be almost as much as russia western pipeline through why is pumping to europe all right that does that actually mean to you that europe will be getting less oil. all right dimitri europe is already getting less oil of course into trance data all exports to europe will be decreased in the first quarter of the next year because things are slow there because the demand is not that great a lot despite that though experts say that the european commission got very concerned on that fact that russia has diversified its export channels and now will be able to shift its priority market from the west to the e.u. . all right thank you very much for that you look very nicely covered in snow though in this very christmassy weather in moscow so very very very merry christmas to you are you in the mood and what is it you want for christmas this.
well there was it's. tough to toys that can't produce. movers the real ones but we three if you are really interested i will let you know what they were. idea thank you very much. the reason i actually asked that question is because habits and tastes for christmas gifts are changing the most popular gift this year according to the financial times is not a dollar a truck or even a video game it's everything and one tablet computer analysts predict that kids as young as free years old will be grasping onto i pads or kindle fires at skyrocketing rates now that is creating quite a stir for giants like mattel and hasbro although they prefer not to say that openly some analysts are lowering their forecast to for the fourth quarter toil
sales currently estimated that one point four billion dollars for hasbro and two point three four months out of the two giants however have started and doubting to this tech trend with hasbro for example making an app for their ninety's hit plush toy furby available for download for free. from us for now or the business to see which is your very happy christmas after the break on r t the former treasury chief talks money and whether his scottish homeland should break from britain to stay with us. if you are passing through rushes to veer region you really can't walk on the wild side thousands of kilometers of unspoiled countryside make up an area where it's still possible to live off the land such spectacular scenery makes it a paradise for fisherman and provides a business opportunity for hunters. there are defined hunting seasons in russia but
lax enforcement means many animals are killed out of the allotted times which can leave young animals orphaned and unable to survive the heart of just the less forest provides a sanctuary for the most famous beast in russia it's home to a group who rescue often bear cubs and raise them when they're old enough to fend for themselves the cubs a target taken to a remote location and released back into the wild but it's not just bears who find a haven here this is wolf island here wolf pups have been captured by hunters or bought from zoos have a second chance at life and conservationists have a unique opportunity to observe them these walls are all around four months old and they'll stay in this area for up to three years then most will go back to the wild for good just viewing them from the car was an experience in itself but then after a bit of a bumpy ride came an opportunity i just couldn't pass up and this is where i was hoping for when i heard i was coming to
a place called. a chance to get close and personal with the locals and it's these guys going to act as pasta parents for the next generation will come here using the old awards as surrogate parents has already proved a successful technique. every year i place infant wolves with one year old wolf cubs whose parental instinct is totally shaped and they take them as their own cubs it's going to continue to take time and money to rehabilitate the wolf's reputation in russia. but the keepers here hope their research and dedication will mean that we file and remains a place where visitors can truly understand the call of the wild. today i'm talking to alistair darling labor m.p.
and proud scot and chancellor of the exchequer at the height of the financial crisis after labor lost the election in two thousand and ten he withdrew from the front benches but now he's back as to darling thank you for talking to us first of all tell me what prompted you to come back to frontline politics i think the main thing is the future of scotland matters to me at the moment the united kingdom is over three hundred years old and its future matters this isn't a general election where you decide the government for four or five years and if you don't like it you could only get another one this is one that if we decide to change you would decide to become independent of the rest united kingdom is something could last three hundred years for ever and i happen to think that it's one way ticket to a deeply uncertain destination that's why i'm involved in it so now you are a leading voice in the better together campaign tell me why are we better together i think the three reasons firstly there is the emotional the cultural ties that bind the united kingdom together i've riggs ample scottish and i'm also british and
i'm proud of being both and i don't see why i go to choose and you know if you look at the olympics in the summer time i didn't change things in the last few weeks over like that but it brought to the surface i think something that was already there a very powerful bond between the nations of the country secondly we have more influence of the united kingdom you were in the security council of united nations where major shareholders of the i.m.f. were major show. it was in the world bank in the european union it's a large company and large countries that actually call the shots on the final thing the most important argument in many ways and bread and butter issues in the us economy we are better together because there are no barriers to trade north and south of the border if you take the financial services industry in scotland for example a lot of what it sells most of what it sells is into england so there are very very powerful arguments for staying part of the u.k. and on the other side when you start looking at the how humans put forward by the
nationalists frankly they don't stand up so it's a very very you know it's in my mind is oh no we're overwhelming case but stunning staying part of the u.k. the nationalist though do you have arguments for all those points don't they for example scotland does have its own very distinct national identity andy murray the tennis player he always says that he's a scot first information that he's playing for scotland here and he's also british you know what you know and when he won the tennis in the olympics he was a proud british olympian as everybody else i am proud to be scottish yes we've got our own distinct identity but we are part of the u.k. because we are better as a result of that you know we pool our resources we pool our risks look at how and when to scottish banks got into deep deep trouble in two thousand and eight and those banks together were far bigger actually than the size of the entire u.k.'s national wealth much much bigger than the scots is worth nearly two hundred times in terms of the total support they got so you know i understand it are still a struggle i just don't think it stacks up and when you look at what they're
actually planning for example to have a currency union between a scot in the us the u.k. where you don't have to imagine what's going to happen look at the euro zone currency union it takes you back to political union you're not independent at all you're completely tied up with the rest of the u.k. so i understand their emotional arguments understand there are people who are deeply held reasons believe that's gotten a separate never should go into the u.k. i just don't agree with that and neither i think the majority of people in scotland but you do admit that. could survive on its own economically they could but you'd be very dependent all sea oil on north sea oil revenues are for example worth about one to two percent of the ukase total income there about ten to twenty percent of scotland's income so that you it's a volatile source because they go up and down and of course above all it's a diminishing resource because it's not renewable so you would be very heavily depend on the single source and how do you think westminster would feel about scotland turning around and saying all that revenue that comes from north sea oil
and gas that purports to be in our waters that are now what is it westminster doesn't belong to you know one part of u.k. westminster you know this happens to be you know where the u.k. parliament is but if scotland voted to leave the u.k. then there would be consequences and you know you could argue about where precisely the line would be drawn in the north sea as to how much oil was guarded and what much isn't i think on any view most of it would be scottish but the other things too there's a lot of for example civil service jobs in scotland that do work on behalf of people in england and that would almost certainly change if you take defense for example from a very heavily. and
he's leading the campaign for an independent scotland what do you think of him well it's not actually he's appointed his deputy to lead it nobody knows quite why he should have done that my guess is if he goes well he will step back and if it doesn't he'll move away he's an adept politician but if you look over the last few weeks the trouble he's got into when his credibility was undermined when he led people to believe that he had a legal opinion saying we would automatically get into the european union it turned out there was no such opinion never been asked for and had thousands of pounds trying to keep that quiet that damages credibility equally can't many first because it had to come back to parliament apologized three times in the last three months for misleading the parliament he has done what he promised to do there hasn't he he said he would get a referendum and now it looks like cotton is going to get one well i don't give i
want to the referendum was always going to be at the back end of the parliament and what it's brought into sharp focus is the fact that you know the u.k. prime minister has said that will transfer the powers to make it legally possible to do it but if you look at their arguments over the currency which have changed three times this year it's obvious there's not been prepared for this they just didn't think it was ever going to happen and i think most people in scotland actually it was always around the question of independence but it was never one of those things that people were actually you know desperate to have it was just there i think most people thought it would never would happen what about david cameron who could be the man who presides over the breakup of a three hundred year old union why has this happened on his watch i don't think it's going to happen in provides we get our arguments across and obviously a lot can happen in two years and even the americans don't spend two years electing their president this is a long long campaign and we'll have to see what happens but i think we can win these arguments and you know we can win it was in scotland how much influence can westminster politicians particularly conservative politicians have on this process
has got it obviously they have an influence but you know it is a fact that the conservators certainly been wiped out of representation scott. for a long long time you know the the blewett politically in the one nine hundred eighty s. the never really recovered from that inevitably in a referendum with the rector in scotland the debate is largely going to be decided by you know voices in scotland and you know of course the prime minister is entitled to his view and the big story if he didn't have a view on the matter but i think the argument will predominate be decided north of the border let's talk about the economy now you were chancellor at the height of the financial crisis how do you think george osborne's doing now i think the mistake the new government made in two thousand and ten was to firstly trash confidence by saying the u.k. was like greece so we couldn't pay our way which is absolutely rubbish it's thousands of ridiculous the second estate they made was to assume that we could eliminate all the problems we had in
a five year period and the real problem is that if you have a policy of a sturdy first and foremost it's never going to work on its own and growth has been killed off which means your borrowing or your bets going up and you know the moment the government appears to run out of ideas as to how to get it going again this might sound to our audience like a slightly odd question but do you think that britain would be better or worse off today had it been part of the year is that in two thousand and eight and i ask of course because our budget deficit is still knowledge and then the average here is a country that is i think we've been part of the euro zone we would have been in the worst position because we didn't wouldn't have our own currency and we wouldn't have our own central bank and also you know i have to say is the person that had to take a decision as to whether or we should stop the banking system collapse i could take that decision consulting with the prime minister and we did it overnight if we did bob you reserve my guess is going on i would still be asking the question and discussing it no i don't i i just despair of the score off it decision making in
the euro zone or inability in greece for example after two years to come to something that looks like it's credible it's going to stick and we have had our in currency for and we've seen a thirty percent depreciation in standing over. reason is why then have we been unable to export our way out of trouble i think is partly because of the depressed state of the world economy you know we sell a lot to america and america's growing but at a pretty low rate look at the euro zone where half of what we produce goes the eurozone is in recession. you know that ok the germans are doing a little bit better than that but it's not surprising you know if you've got this sort of don't term that you don't automatically get the benefit you would expect but you know there's been a lot of discussion in britain by rebalancing the economy you know that's fine but it's very difficult to do it when that economy is in recession what do you make of the current debate about changing our status in europe what's the best case scenario do you think do you think that we should stay in europe should read leave europe and have it be just a trading partner what's the best case outcome what i think is nonsense the idea
that we are better off leaving the european union just as i think scotland is better off as part of the u.k. i think the u.k. is better off as being part of the european union doesn't mean that we're not a uncritical friend of the european union you know we're not going to join the euro zone i think there are big issues if the eurozone moves from simply having a banking union to preserve the cover seal the rest of it to introducing rather protectionist measures and that that would be a problem but i think the majority of people in charge of opinion in this country is that we are better off as part of the european union of course are always people who don't like that you know people who believe that britain could return to some bygone age where we traded with the rest the world or not europe i just don't think that's realistic people aren't suggesting that we should stop trading with the e.u. altogether i mean we would keep on trading but we would stop making these massive budget contributions for example what they want though is basically for us to be out of europe regarded as any other part of the world and i just you know when you
consider that half of what we produce we trade with the rest of europe why put that barrier up and you know of course it can be arguments about you know the contributions and so on and the very serious argument we had as to how efficient european. spending is because i don't think supranational spending is terribly efficient but the idea that the richer parts of a country or a group of countries help the poorer parts build up their capacity that's a not a new concept to leave actually euro zone needs to practice a bit of that do you think that greece and to a certain extent other countries in europe are now paying the price for this expansion of the european union at any cost i think the issue is more complex than that greece should never got into the euro zone it just is not a comparable country to germany or france or anything like that i think though that that it that is the the sole reason for its problems of the greek government has not been honest about the trade the state of its finances you know it has a public sector that is extremely large they have a difficulty in collecting taxes from people who want to be paying taxes so there's
all sorts of problems underlying that and if you take on the other hand to a country like spain spain was actually in surplus prior to this crisis it wasn't you know growth overspending but its banking system is in deep deep trouble as was the irish banking system so i think this is all more complex you know it's not it's not a simple you know thing that if they join if they haven't joined the euro zone little been all right and yet the example of greece is expansion at any cost right because greece's financial situation wasn't fit for it to be allowed to join the euro zone and yet it was allowed in anyway what i think if you look back at the whole formation of the euro and the euro zone it was a political project first and foremost it wasn't an economic project first and foremost and the politics dictated that they should get in as many people as possible possibly wanted now that was a mistake they also knew they had to have some sort of agreement to stop you know economies diverge ng so they had a stability and growth pact but the first two countries to break it were germany and france and it fell apart now because no they're realizing all the problems that
they were buried in the good times you know ten or twelve years ago and no become apparent as we enter some pretty bad times i listed ali thank you very much like a. thank you. in his secret laboratory kirby was able to build the world's most sophisticated robot which on fortunately doesn't give a darn about anything tim's mission to teach creation why it should care about humans in the world this is why you should care only on the dot com.
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